Pension Information

2021 Pension Payment Dates

Semi-monthly Only*All Pension Payments
January 15January 29
February 12February 26
March 15March 31
April 15April 30
May 14May 28
June 15June 30
July 15July 30
August 13August 31
September 15September 30
October 15October 29
November 15November 30
December 15December 30**

* Effective July 1, 2011, only those who meet ALL three exemption requirements are eligible to receive semi-monthly payments:

  1. Gross semi-monthly payment is $400 or less ($800 per month) on January 1, 2011
  2. Attain 80 years old on January 1, 2011 (i.e. date of birth is before January 2, 1931)
  3. Began receiving semi-monthly payments by 12/31/2002

** Final pension payment date in 2021 is December 30. A chart published earlier listed another date, which is being observed as a state holiday.

The following are changes that are allowed after retirement. Please submit the appropriate forms to ERS for processing.

ChangeForm to UseRemarks
Bank Account and/or Financial InstitutionERS 210 Direct Deposit AgreementConfirm that pension payment is deposited to new account before closing old account
Federal Income Tax Withholding2021 W-4P Tax Withholding FormRefer to tax withholding tables for approximate federal income taxes to be withheld
Mailing AddressERS 211 Mailing Address ChangeTo ensure receipt of 1099-R tax statement, annual pension statement, Holomua newsletters, and ERS correspondence.

ERS Office-Visit Procedures: Starting Sept. 13, 2021, visitors to the Employees’ Retirement System offices must provide verification of being fully vaccinated or if not fully vaccinated, provide a negative COVID-19 test result (taken within 72 hours of the ERS office visit) as a condition of entry. Contact the ERS at 808-586-1735 or the office on your island before visiting. Click here to view the full message. Mahalo.